About Purdue University
Established in 1869 and named after benefactor John Purdue, Purdue University is one of the largest universities in the United States. More than 39,000 students are enrolled at its West Lafayette campus, located 65 miles north of Indianapolis and 126 miles southeast of Chicago. Students come from all 50 states and 128 other countries.
Teacher Preparation at Purdue
Fellows focus on the needs of students in rural STEM classrooms, building on Purdue's expertise in educational technology, STEM and problem-based learning. STEM Goes Rural certification areas include biology, chemistry, and mathematics. View more information.
Purdue University Rural School Network
The Purdue University Rural School Network gives rural schools in Indiana access to the best educational practices and research for rural communities. Network schools are connected to one another, Purdue and businesses via distance technologies. The network provides activities that assist member districts to improve instruction in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. School leaders participate in network meetings to update their skills and promote partnerships for offering services to students and staff. The network has a technology component to promote the development and implementation of technology to link member districts.
The Rural School Network will enable Purdue fellows to experience a wide variety of rural schools and mentors during their teacher education program. View more information.
Tuition and Assistance at Purdue
Fellows are awarded a full tuition scholarship to attend Purdue University. Click here for more Indiana partner university tuition information.